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Old 04-20-2015, 12:24 PM   #1
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Recommendations for western Sierra

I'm looking for tips on places to go in the western Sierra, mostly south of Yosemite and avoiding Sequoia NP. We've been thinking of near Mono Hot Springs, or Lake Edison, Florence Lake, etc. Not Mineral King. I'll be with some guys with regular truck campers, and they wanna do some fishing and some jeeping. Love any suggestions.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:28 PM   #2
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:06 PM   #3
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Five years ago I took the van to Lake Edison after a SMB repair visit. It was very scenic then. I did a day hike to Devils Bathtub (I think from the campground) and that was a spectacular place.

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Re: Recommendations for western Sierra

Pat, what's that shiny, reflective stuff next to the rocks?
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Pat, what's that shiny, reflective stuff next to the rocks?
I've seen that stuff! We have that over here on the east side. It falls from the sky, and about a month ago it just started randomly popping up all over my skin when I'm outside. It's pesky stuff but makes for a pretty picture.

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Pat, what's that shiny, reflective stuff next to the rocks?
I've seen that stuff! We have that over here on the east side. It falls from the sky, and about a month ago it just started randomly popping up all over my skin when I'm outside. It's pesky stuff but makes for a pretty picture.

Could you bring some out here to CA next time you visit?

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Maybe it's some sort of California mirage?
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There's still water in many lakes in CA.. just none of the reservoirs... I was here a week and a half ago:

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Mono Hot Springs is a very nice area but it does take a while to get there. The paved road in just has a lot of built-in bumps which makes slow going.
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"Paging DaveB. DaveB to the white courtesy phone."

Well....

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